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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-15-2014, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Hello...Ryan here...Riding a 2013 Jackpot..They told me to introduce myself...
Been thinking of lowering my Pot 1.125", looked around the forum for older post but didn't find much except a post on V92's and didn't want to Hi-Jack his post. I've heard stories about lowering a Jackpot and hitting the Light Wiring Harness...Is this more common because Jackpots are "already lowered from the factory", read from another post or because of the travel on the rear shock? My wife is a frequent rider with me, but at 5' 2" and 105lbs I don't know/think if she'll make much of a difference. Looking for peeps who have lowered a Pot and let me know what your experiences were
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-15-2014, 08:26 AM
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No jackpot here, however,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,why?
Many lower their bike because someone said it would be cool. They proceed to whine about the handling differences, bottoming out, dragging parts in turns, etc. They want to blame the bike and Victory for the consequences. It will shorten your rear suspension travel to the fender.
Changing geometry is always a shot int the dark. Some notice, some don't. If you ride to bike nights, polish and talk about riding, then you may be a candidate for such things. If you ride hard and long, you have a good chance of being disappointed.
If you do it, be sure to get a quality lowering link, take your time and do it right. You didn't mention your goals for lowering the bike, but chances are you may just take away the reasons you bought it.
Victory's historically have some of the lowest seat heights on the market, and you didn't mention not being able to reach.
Evaluate what you are looking to gain and go from there.

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If you lower your bike.
You have to move all wire under the rear fender off to one side so if you bottom out your tire will not rip them out.

You will have to change the belt tension cause it will be tighter now.

You will have to stiffen your shock up so you don't bottom out.

You might need a shorter kick stand cause bike will sit to straight up and down and it will tip over very easy.

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